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Thank you, Elma Doerksen, RN, for 40 years of service


When Elma Doerksen, RN, joined Medical Center Physicians in 1981, all the family practice nurses worked at one desk with paper charts, name tags were not required, and clinical team members were on a first-name basis. “Change is inevitable,” she said, “but you knew every single person who worked here.” Over the years, the organization…

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Intermountain Healthcare and SCL Health Announce Intent to Merge


Intermountain Healthcare and SCL Health, two leading nonprofit healthcare organizations, have signed a Letter of Intent to merge and create a model health system that provides high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare to more patients and communities in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Montana, and Kansas.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations hit record as Idaho health care groups make plea to public


As ICUs fill to capacity, Saltzer Health joins the Idaho Medical Association (IMA) and nearly 30 other major Idaho health care groups in releasing a joint letter to ask Idahoans for help to combat this COVID-19 surge. Read the full letter in the recent Idaho Statesman article to see what your health care providers are witnessing now and what you can do to help! You may also follow the IMA’s Facebook page for up-to-date information.

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Meet Andrea Gentry, LPN

Andrea Gentry

Longtime Saltzer Health nurse Andrea Gentry has happily joined the team at the new Gastroenterology clinic at the Ten Mile Medical Campus. Her diverse career has taken her from manufacturing to multiple roles in healthcare where she enjoys helping and interacting with Saltzer Health patients.

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Saltzer Surgery Center receives AAAHC accreditation


Saltzer Surgery Center has been accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). As an accredited organization, Saltzer Surgery Center demonstrates an ongoing commitment to high-quality care and patient safety.

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It’s August: Have you had your shots?


It’s August: Have you had your shots? August is “Immunization Awareness Month,” and it’s a good time to get up to date on vaccinations for both children and adults. It can take weeks for vaccines to kick in, which is why this is a great time to get vaccinated – BEFORE cold and flu season…

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